X-Tomi Design has decided to tone down the BMW Compact Sedan Concept to show us a very possible look for next year’s BMW 1-Series Sedan.

X-Tomi Design has decided to tone down the BMW Compact Sedan Concept to show us a very possible look for next year’s BMW 1-Series Sedan.

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already moved downmarket with the CLA and the A3 Sedan, so naturally BMW is just about ready to do the same thing with its upcoming 1-Series Sedan. It will come out in the first half of next year in China and will entice buyers eager to enter the premium sedan segment at a lower starting price.

Seen here is a speculative render of the car and most likely the real deal will have a lot in common with X-Tomi Design’s digital interpretation of BMW’s smallest sedan. The concept is already pretty much ready to reach the assembly line, so the changes necessary to become a series production model are quite easy to imagine.

Don’t get your hopes up too high for a RWD layout as the 1-Series Sedan will likely ride on the front-wheel drive UKL platform borrowed from the latest X1 and 2-Series Active Tourer / Gran Tourer. Like in those models, some of the beefier engines will be offered at an additional cost with an optional xDrive all-wheel drive setup for superior traction.

BMW keeps saying the 1-Series Sedan will be sold only in China, but don’t be too surprised if at some point the model will be launched in markets where the CLA and A3 Sedan are being sold.

Source: X-Tomi Design

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BMW 1-Series Sedan rendered based on Compact Sedan Concept